Sept 2018 Race Photos

Sailing school on columbia river in Portland
Congrats to Island Sailing Spring and Summer racers!!! And thank you John for the awesome pictures - the full gallery is here: https://hawksvalley.smugmug.com/ISC-Race-Night/




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2018 Offshore “Bluewater” Voyages

2018 Offshore "Bluewater" Voyages
2018 Offshore "Bluewater" Voyages Great Offshore and "Blue Water" opportunities: join RYA and NauticEd instructor and catamaran expert on a 4-part delivery of a Salina 48 from Pensacola FL to Miami, Bermuda and landing in the Bahamas. Select each of the legs below for more information. Registration and additional information ... more info»

August 2018 Race Pictures

August 2018 Portland Race Team 4
Some beautiful Portland Race pictures (and fun video).  Enjoy! Watch Race Video > August Race Pictures:



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Bahamas to Key West Offshore

advanced and offshore training
Leg #4: Bahamas to Key West offshore
When: December 9th-14th Distance: 380 NM Vessel: Salina 48 Catamaran Price: $2,450 (shared berths) Overview Leaving behind the beaches and reefs of the Abacos, you will head south across the Gulf Stream, following the Florida Keys, anchoring several times along the ... more info»

Bermuda to Bahamas Offshore

Salina 48 on blue water
Leg #3: Bermuda to Bahamas offshore
When: December 2nd-7th Distance: 900 NM Vessel: Salina 48 Catamaran Price: $2,450 (shared berths) Overview After having adjusted to island time, you leave St. George’s behind, heading south into the open Atlantic and into the Horse Latitudes,  catching the trade winds west ... more info»

Miami to Bermuda Offshore

Bermuda Sailing
Leg #2: Miami to Bermuda offshore
When: November 24th-30th Distance: 900 NM Vessel: Salina 48 Catamaran Price: $2,450 (shared berths) Overview Departing from the bustle of Miami, you will ride the Gulf Stream north past the Bahamas before bearing east into the open Atlantic. You will takes turns ... more info»

Pensacola to Miami Offshore

Salina 48 to weather
Leg #1: Pensacola to Miami offshore
When: November 16th-20th Distance: 640 NM Vessel: Salina 48 Catamaran Price: $2,450 (shared berths) Overview Departing Pensacola Bay and leaving behind the powdery white sands of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, you will set out some 450 nautical miles across the Gulf ... more info»

Happy Summer Sailstice

summer sailstice, summer solstice
Wishing everyone a happy Summer SAILstice.  Or solstice. Or Litha. Or 23.45 degree day.... So, what is the Summer SAILstice?  The Sailstice is really just sailors celebrating the Summer Solstice.  It's the longest day (daylight) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of Summer, and otherwise ... more info»

Oregon Offshore Congrats

2018 Oregon Offshore Racers
Congrats to fellow ISC racers Theresa, Rich and Denis for braving the Oregon Offshore and getting some 'bling'!  That's great - can't wait to hear the stories.... ... more info»

A Contrarian’s Inside Passage – May 12th

Instructor Larry Brandt - the contrarian sailor
We love hearing Larry Brandt's sailing tales and adventures - and learn much from each....  Join Larry at PYC on May 12th. In 1937, 'Wrong Way' Corrigan set out from New York to fly to San Diego and instead wound up Ireland. And would you believe that in the summer ... more info»

The real pirates of the Caribbean

real pirates of the caribbean - Blackbeard's Capture
Q: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? A: Because they spend years at C.  YARRR! Below, a fun article about the Real pirates of the Caribbean.... (CNN) - Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they first appeared on the high seas ... more info»

2018 Islands Race (South Sound Series)

Earth's Edge, Denis and crew on Colvos Passage during the 2018 Islands Race
Congrats to Denis & Crew (Chris, AJ, Paul, Justin, Mary and Jordan) for taking 3rd in the Islands Race! And it was a close 3rd - only 16 seconds behind 2nd and 35 seconds behind 1st. Additional congratulations are due for finishing 4th place overall (of 16 boats in the ... more info»